Sports

Crappie USA 2-day tournament held on Lake Egypt with $10,000 purse

Crappie USA held their 2-day $10,000.00 super event on Lake of Egypt Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18.  Over 100 anglers from ten states were competing for not only the $10,920.00 in cash and prizes, but a chance to advanc...


Spring wild turkey hunting season opens soon

Season kicks off with youth season March 29-30 and April 5-6 After a long, cold winter, hunters statewide will be looking forward to a dose of spring-like weather when the Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season opens April 7 in the...


Baseball, softball seasons begin

The Goreville boys baseball season got off to a rough start on Friday, March 25 as the Blackcats hosted the Tuscola Warriors and fell 21 to 4.  The game was close early on as Goreville’s defense limited Tuscola to just one r...


Junior Blackcats State Champions Special Section

With less than a minute and half on the clock and up by only one point against Sesser in the first round of the 2014 SIJHSAA Boys Class M State tournament held at Rend Lake College, Goreville Junior High School basketball coach...



Blackcats claim Class 1A Regional title in home victory

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville High School boys’ basketball team won its own Class 1A regional tournament last Friday with an 81-69 victory over Zeigler-Royalton.  The win moves the Blackcats into the NCOE sectional for a Tu...


Lady Cats win Sectional title in overtime

Lady Cats join “Elite 8” in State The Goreville Lady Blackcats defeated Wayne City in overtime 41-40 Thursday evening in the Trico Class 1A Sectional tournament claiming their fourth straight IHSA Sectional Champion...


Blackcats to remain football teammates at Lindenwood

Goreville Blackcats Kyefer Cavins, Connor Seavers, and Dallas Melot were surrounded by family members as they each signed letters of intent to play football in college at Lindenwood University-Belleville. The three Blackcats ha...


Lady Cats advance to Sectional finals

By Mike McGinnis On Monday night, the Goreville High School girls basketball team defeated Cobden in the opening round of the Trico sectional by the score of 76-51.  With the win the Lady Blackcats advance to the sectional cha...



State Champs!

The Goreville Junior High School boy’s basketball team entered the history books Friday night with their 59-54 victory over Cairo to claim the State Championship game at the 2014 SIJHSAA Boys Class M State tournament held...


Junior Blackcats battle to buzzer to beat Sesser 29-27

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High School boys’ basketball team won its opening round game at the 2014 SIJHSAA Boys Class M State tournament held at Rend Lake College last Friday, defeating Sesser by the score of 29-2...